USF athletic director Michael Kelly confirmed Wednesday the Bulls and Central Michigan have mutually agreed to terminate their two-game home-and-home series set to begin next year in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
The agreement was reached earlier this year, before Kelly's arrival at USF in August. Since both parties agreed to the termination, no buyouts were involved.
USF was set to face the Chippewas next season on the road Sept. 14, after consecutive games against Power Five foes Wisconsin (Aug. 31 at home) and Georgia Tech (Sept. 7 in Atlanta). CMU was scheduled to come to Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 11, 2021.
The cancellation now affords USF a chance at a seven-game home schedule in '19.
Kelly said the Bulls currently are seeking potential home opponents to fill next season's vacancy, with an announcement perhaps arriving by the end of the month.
CMU already has reached a two-game agreement with New Mexico State to replace the Bulls on its schedule.